Move over 'Bloody Mary', we've got the real deal for you when it comes to playing occult games to have paranormal experiences. 

But, be warned, while they're called games, they don't feel like so much fun once the games have begun... 

So, while you might surely want to try them out, they are not meant for the faint-hearted.

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1. The Midnight Game

No. of players: 1 or more

What you need: A candle, a piece of paper, a pen, match box or a lighter, salt, one pin, a wooden door, and salt.

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You need to begin this game before midnight. Write your full name - first, middle, and last - on a piece of paper. Add a drop of your blood on the paper and let it soak completely. Turn off all the lights and place the paper in front of the door. Light the candle and place it on top. Knock on the door 22 times with the final knock occurring precisely at 12.00 am. Invite the Midnight Man in by opening the door. Then, Blow out the candle, and close the door again. Relight the candle and start moving around in the house till 3.33 am because the Midnight Man is following you and you can't let him catch up. If the candle goes out, the Midnight Man is near and you need to relight it within the next 10 seconds. If you are unable to do so enclose yourself in a circle of salt, else you'll get caught. The game is over at 3.33 am and you can turn the lights on.


During the game, use only your own blood, do not turn on the lights, do not use a flashlight, do not go to sleep, or attempt to leave your house, and most importantly do not stop moving.

2. The Three Kings

No. of players: 2

What you need: One large, dark empty room, preferably in the basement, 1 pack of candles, 1 lighter, a bucket of water, an electric fan, 2 large mirrors, 3 chairs, an alarm clock, 1 fully charged cell phone and a small object of sentimental value.

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Begin the game at 11 pm. Place the above mentioned items in the room and leave the room with the door open. Go to your bedroom and set the candles, lighter, alarm clock, and cell phone next to your bed. Make sure your phone is charging and set your alarm clock for 3:30 am. Turn off the lights and go to sleep holding the object in your hands. Wake up at 3.30 am and go to the dark room and be seated on one of the chairs by 3.33 am. Now, keep your eyes focused on the darkest part of the room, and be seated till 4.34 am. If everything goes right, you'll feel someone's presence in the room and you can ask questions about your past to that spirit. At this point your partner will call out your name to end the game.


Make sure there is no light in the room. Do not proceed with the game if you find the door closed, or the fan goes off. Do not look into the mirrors and at the candle while you are seated.

3. The Elevator Game

No. of players: 1

What you need: A building with an elevator and at least 10 floors.

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Enter the elevator on the first floor and press the following buttons in the same order: 4, 2, 6, 2, 10, 5. Do not get off at any of the floors. If done right, on the 5th floor, a woman will enter. Don't talk or look at her. Press the button for the first floor. If the lift ascends to the tenth, you are doing it right and you've reached the other world. You will enter a new world at the tenth floor and it'll be completely dark, and the only thing you will be able to see from the windows is a red cross in the distance. If it descends to the first floor, it means you are in trouble and you need to exit. You can return to your original world by following the same sequence as before. 


Make sure that you enter the elevator alone and do not talk to the woman at any cost.

4. The Hooded Man

No. of players: 1

What you need: 2 black cords or ropes of half metre length, a watch, a landline phone, matchsticks or lighter, and some sage & salt.

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Cleanse yourself, burn sage, and spread some salt before the front door. Turn off all the lights and shut all the doors and windows. Now sit down near the phone and count till 13. Dial 20496888 while the phone is on the hook. Now lift the handset, dial 25515823, and call a cab. If you do it correctly, you'll see a black cab parked outside. Get into the cab and go to sleep. When you wake up, check the time. If it reads 3.30 am, go to sleep again else, get out of the cab. When you wake up the second time, you'll find a hooded man driving your cab. Other passengers may board and exit the cab. And when you want to go back, lean close to the Hooded Man and whisper that you have reached your destination. You'll fall asleep again and when you wake up, you will find yourself in your house.


Do not panic or attempt to exit the cab during the ride. Do not talk to other passengers.

5. The Bathtub Game

No. of players: 1

What you need: One bathroom with a bathtub, water and shampoo.

Source: Theghostinmymachine

Turn off the lights, enter the bathroom, fill the bathtub with water, and get into it naked at the opposite end of the tap so your head is facing the tap. Now close your eyes and begin washing your hair. As you wash your hair, repeat the words 'Daruma-san fell down' continuously. If done right, you'll see the silhouette of a Japanese woman appear and fall head first on the tap. Don't stop washing your hair. When done, get out of the bathr=tub and before leaving the bathroom, ask the question, 'Why did you fall in the bathtub?'. Then, go to sleep. Wake up at your usual time next morning and you'll constantly feel someone's presence behind you. Keep your distance. It it gets too close to you, turn around, pretend to slap, and shout 'Kitta'. If you do it right, you win. Else you are in trouble, so keep running.


Do not stop washing your hair when you hear sounds. Do not let the spirit catch you and play this game before midnight.

6. Ouija Board

No. of players: 2 or more.

What you need: An Ouija board, a planchette and some candles. 

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Sit in a quiet and dark room. Light a candle and use the Ouija board and a planchette to connect with the spirits. Once the spirit has made contact you can ask them any questions for which the answers vary from ‘Yes' or ‘No' to alphabets and numbers. The spirit will answer all your questions. 


Do not blow off the candles, or leave in the middle of the game. And never ask the spirit for any proof of being real.

7. The Closet Game

No. of players: 1

What you need: A closet and a matchbox. 

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Turn off the lights and enter the closet. After two minutes, hold the unlit matchstick and speak, 'Show me the light or leave in darkness.' If you hear someone whisper, light the match immediately. Exit the closet and do not ever look inside it again. Strange things happen at night if you leave the closet door open and it is believed that the demon haunts your closet forever.


Light the match immediately, and do not look inside the closet in the darkness.

8. One-Man Hide and Seek

No. of players: 1

What you need: A stuffed doll, rice, nail clippers, knife, needle, some red thread, bathroom with bathtub, salt water, TV, perfume.

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Get a stuffed doll and replace the stuffing with uncooked rice. Place your fingernail inside the doll and sew it up using the red thread. Name the doll, fill the bathtub with water and submerge the doll into it. Now, turn off all the lights in your house and hide in the room. Fill your mouth with salt water. At exactly 3:00 am, go TO the bathroom. You may or may not find the doll there. Continue looking for the doll till you find it. And when you do, pour the salt water on the doll and burn it. If done right, you will feel a presence in the house. 


Do not swallow the salt water. Do not give the doll your name or anyone you know. Don't forget to burn the doll completely.

9. Charlotte’s Web

No. of players: 2

What you need: A dark room, flashlights, a toy, a mirror, a table and two chairs

Source: Theghostinmymachine

Go to a dark room with your partner. Place the chairs in front of the mirror so that you can see your reflection in the mirror. Set the table behind the chairs and place the toy on it. Look at the mirror and chant in unison, 'We want to play Charlotte’s Web.' Wait for Charlotte as she appears in the mirror to take the toy. You may now converse with her or ask her questions.


Do not look away from the mirror at any point of time. Do not use candles, or matchsticks.

10. Dry Bones

No. of players: 1

What you need: A mirror, some matchsticks, bathroom and a watch

Source: theghostinmymachine

Ensure that you are alone in the house and close all doors and windows. Go to the bathroom and stare at your reflection in the mirror. Think of something very precious, then light the matchstick. When it burns out on its own, lie down on the floor and say, 'I am aware of your presence and I welcome you into my home. Come now.' Go to the largest room in your house and wait for a moaning sound, which would indicate that there's a presence. If you manage to hide from this presence till 3:00 am, you can expect the precious thing you'd thought of as early as the next morning.


Do not blow out the match and it is mandatory to use a matchstick.

While playing these games could be fun, we never know what awaits you. So play them at your own risk.